List of Lutheran colleges and universities in the United States

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This is a list of higher education Lutheran colleges and universities in the US:

Current Lutheran colleges and universities[edit]

Affiliations: CLC = Church of the Lutheran Confession, ELCA = Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELS = Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Ind. = Independent Lutheran, LCMS = Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, WELS = Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

College or University Location Year founded Affiliation Students Endowment[1]
Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minnesota 1869 ELCA 3,822 $33 million
Augustana College Rock Island, Illinois 1860 ELCA 2,511 $115.9 million
Bethany College Lindsborg, Kansas 1881 ELCA 600
Bethany Lutheran College Mankato, Minnesota 1927 ELS 600 -
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, California 1959 ELCA 3,931 $53.1 million
Capital University Bexley, Ohio 1830 ELCA 2,862 -
Carthage College Kenosha, Wisconsin 1847 ELCA 3,400 -
Concordia College Bronxville, New York 1881 LCMS 953 -
Concordia College, Moorhead Moorhead, Minnesota 1891 ELCA 2,784 -
Concordia College Selma, Alabama 1963 LCMS 711 -
Concordia University Ann Arbor, Michigan 1905 LCMS 3,251 -
Concordia University Irvine, California 1976 LCMS 3,111 -
Concordia University Portland, Oregon 1905 LCMS 1,800 -
Concordia University Chicago River Forest, Illinois 1864 LCMS 5,134 -
Concordia University Saint Paul, Minnesota 1893 LCMS 2,800 -
Concordia University Seward, Nebraska 1894 LCMS 2,196 -
Concordia University at Austin Austin, Texas 1926 LCMS 2,658 -
Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon, Wisconsin 1881 LCMS 7,618 -
Finlandia University Hancock, Michigan 1896 ELCA - -
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 1832 ELCA 2,600 -
Grand View University Des Moines, Iowa - ELCA - -
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, Minnesota - ELCA - -
Immanuel Lutheran College Eau Claire, Wisconsin - CLC - -
Lenoir-Rhyne College Hickory, North Carolina - ELCA - -
Luther College Decorah, Iowa - ELCA - -
Martin Luther College New Ulm, Minnesota - WELS - -
Midland University Fremont, Nebraska - ELCA - -
Muhlenberg College Allentown, Pennsylvania - ELCA - -
Newberry College Newberry, South Carolina - ELCA - -
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington - ELCA - -
Roanoke College Salem, Virginia - ELCA - -
St. Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota - ELCA - -
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania - ELCA - -
Texas Lutheran University Seguin, Texas - ELCA - -
Thiel College Greenville, Pennsylvania - ELCA - -
Trinity Lutheran College Everett, Washington 1944 Ind. 175 -
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 1859 Ind. 4,500 $202 million
Wagner College Staten Island, New York City - ELCA - -
Waldorf College Forest City, Iowa - ELCA - -
Wartburg College Waverly, Iowa - ELCA - -
Wisconsin Lutheran College Wauwatosa, Wisconsin - WELS - -
Wittenberg University Springfield, Ohio - ELCA - -

Former Lutheran Colleges[edit]

College or University Location Year founded Affiliation Notes
Dana College Blair, Nebraska 1884-2010 ELCA founded by the United Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. John's College Winfield, Kansas LCMS
Upsala College 1893–1995 ELCA Founded by the Augustana Synod
Concordia College Oakland, California LCMS

References[edit]

  1. ^ As of FY 2012. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2012 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY 2011 to FY 2012" (PDF). 2012 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 

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